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On looking : eleven walks with expert eyes

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog, this "elegant and entertaining" (The Boston Globe) explanation of how humans perceive their environments "does more than open our eyes ... opens our hearts and minds, too, gently awakening us to a world'in fact, many worlds'we've been missing" (USA TODAY). Alexandra Horowitz shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary'to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, "the observation of trifles." Structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, On Looking features experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. Horowitz also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. What they see, how they see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer. Page by page, Horowitz shows how much more there is to see'if only we would really look. Trained as a cognitive scientist, she discovers a feast of fascinating detail, all explained with her generous humor and self-deprecating tone. So turn off the phone and other electronic devices and be in the real world'where strangers communicate by geometry as they walk toward one another, where sounds reveal shadows, where posture can display humility, and the underside of a leaf unveils a Lilliputian universe'where, indeed, there are worlds within worlds within worlds.

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  • "From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog, this "elegant and entertaining" (The Boston Globe) explanation of how humans perceive their environments "does more than open our eyes ... opens our hearts and minds, too, gently awakening us to a world'in fact, many worlds'we've been missing" (USA TODAY). Alexandra Horowitz shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary'to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, "the observation of trifles." Structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, On Looking features experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. Horowitz also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. What they see, how they see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer. Page by page, Horowitz shows how much more there is to see'if only we would really look. Trained as a cognitive scientist, she discovers a feast of fascinating detail, all explained with her generous humor and self-deprecating tone. So turn off the phone and other electronic devices and be in the real world'where strangers communicate by geometry as they walk toward one another, where sounds reveal shadows, where posture can display humility, and the underside of a leaf unveils a Lilliputian universe'where, indeed, there are worlds within worlds within worlds."@en
  • "On Looking begins with inattention. It is about attending to the joys of the unattended, the perceived 'ordinary.' Horowitz encourages us to rediscover the extraordinary things that we are missing in our ordinary activities. Even when engaged in the simplest of activities like taking a walk around the block, we pay so little attention to most of what is right before us that we are sleepwalkers in our own lives."@en
  • "On looking : Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes is structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, a well-known artist, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. She also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. What they see, and how they see it, reveals the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer."

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  • "Von der Kunst, die Welt mit anderen Augen zu sehen Elf Spaziergänge und das Vergnügen der Aufmerksamkeit"
  • "Von der Kunst, die Welt mit anderen Augen zu sehen : elf Spaziergänge und das Vergnügen der Aufmerksamkeit"
  • "On Looking : Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes"
  • "Le monde est magique ! 11 balades insolites pour changer de regard sur ce qui vous entoure"
  • "On Looking : Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes"
  • "On looking : eleven walks with expert eyes"@en
  • "On looking eleven walks with expert eyes"@en
  • "On looking : eleven walks with expert eyes"